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Can switching birthcontrol delay your period?

Can switching birthcontrol delay your period?

Yes: Different birth control methods certainly can, for example the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot ---is Progesterone only. A patient may not resume ovulating after discontinuing this method for many months. Birth control pills vary in type, amount, of estrogen--if any. Progesterone pills vary also. Please remember, that just because you don't have a period, doesn't mean you can't get or aren't already pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Please give me all reasons why period would be delayed a day or longer? Or may even skip a period? Please help! Very very worried on birthcontrol

Please give me all reasons why period would be delayed a day or longer? Or may even skip a period? Please help! Very very worried on birthcontrol

Possibilities...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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Can birthcontrol delay my period? Help please?

Can birthcontrol delay my period? Help please?

Maybe: It depends on the type of birth control pills you are taking. In your age group, it may also mean a starting of your menopause. So, if you do not get your menses and you are sexually active without protection, it is safer to do a pregnancy test specially if you have missed your pills in the last cycle or taken them irregularly. ...Read more

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Hi am 33 yrs old married woman. Delayed with my periods for about 3 months. I was taking Depo-Provera birthcontrol injection last augt'13.Last periods nov'13?

Hi am 33 yrs old married woman. Delayed with my periods for about 3 months. I was taking Depo-Provera birthcontrol injection last augt'13.Last periods nov'13?

Missing periods: There are many possible causes for missing periods. If a pregnancy test is negative, other causes include thyroid disease, elevations in prolactin hormone, stress, eating disorders, ovarian failure, pcos, excessive exercise, medications ; others. Depo-provera can cause skipped periods sometimes for 1-2 years after using it. The longer you used it, the longer the delay in getting back to normal. ...Read more

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Can birth control delay your period?

Can birth control delay your period?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used to delay or prevent your period altogether. This can be done intentionally or sometimes just happens. ...Read more

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Could birth control delay your period?

Yes: Birth control pills can be used to delay or prevent your period altogether. This can be done intentionally or sometimes just happens. ...Read more

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How long after starting birth control will your period be delayed?

How long after starting birth control will your period be delayed?

Varies: Usually at the end of the first cycle of pills you will get a period, it may be very short and scant. It can take several months for your body to settle into a rhythm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

Is it normal to have a delayed period after stopping birth control?

It can be: Your cycles are sensitive to many things (e.g. Environmental factors like stress, weight loss/gain, etc...). Of course, a pregnancy should be ruled out asap. ...Read more

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Delayed period on birth control, never happened before please help?

Probably normal: As long as you haven't missed any pills, missing a period while on the pill is usually pretty normal. I'd do a pregnancy test just to be sure. As long as it's negative, I would keep taking the pill. If it happens next month, you could change pills, or just go on without having periods, which is not harmful. ...Read more

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If you stop taking birth control last month after your cycle can it delay your period?

Yes, but so can preg: Are you still sexually active? If you've stopped the pill and haven't switched to another method, you might be pregnant, but if this isn't possible, then sometimes the first period is a bit delayed. Use birth control if you're not wanting to be pregnant. There are many options other than the pill. If you want to get pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin with folate/folic acid. ...Read more

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Last period was the 14th, if I start my birth control first time today will my next period be delayed?

Last period was the 14th, if I start my birth control first time today will my next period be delayed?

Menses on menses: You have started bcp's around midcycle, which is not a problem, but don't rely upon them this cycle for contraception! most likely, your expected menses will be delayed. ...Read more

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How can I delay my period with birth control?

How can I delay my period with birth control?

Norethindrone: To delay the mentrual period a doctor can prescribe hormone medication, the effect of which would be delaying the menstrual period. ...Read more

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Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period. However, many drs recommend a quick-start (any day--as long as back up is used for 7 d, and unprotected sex hadn't occurred earlier in the cycle) as a good way to start birth control.30-40% of women have irregular bleeding in the first cycle, even when starting the pill on the first d. So no guarantees. ...Read more

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Will exercise delay my period if im on birth control?

Will exercise delay my period if im on birth control?

Not unless you: Markedly over-exercized or you rapidly lost weight. ...Read more

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How to delay your period a week in advanced, I already take birth control. Do fruits work?

How to delay your period a week in advanced, I already take birth control. Do fruits work?

Birth control.: Some doctors have patients skip the last week of their birth control pills and immediately take the first week of the next pack. This will delay a menstrual cycle. You should clear this with your doctor.
No eating fruit will not delay a cycle. ...Read more

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Will my period get delayed if I start my birth control a day before I'm suspected to get my period?

Will my period get delayed if I start my birth control a day before I'm suspected to get my period?

Birth control: On the birth control pill, your period will start after the last active pill (e.g during the inactive or dummy pills). ...Read more

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On birth control and took Next Choice 3 days before expected period. Can your period be delayed until next cycle?

On birth control and took Next Choice 3 days before expected period. Can your period be delayed until next cycle?

Next Choice: Next Choice often causes a delay in ovulation. This will cause the period to be delayed. It's common for the cycle to be thrown off for up to 2 months after taking Next Choice. Be sure to run a pregnancy test 14 days after the accident just to be sure there is no pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I took birth control bills now to delay my period for 5 days will it be delayed these 5 days the next 5 months?

No: This approach would only affect that particular cycle of bleeding. This is the concept behind seasonale where a woman takes 84 straight active pills then takes a week of placebo. The idea is to reduce menstrual periods to four times a year. ...Read more

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My period is due any day now. I stopped taking my birth control for about 6-9 months now. If I take it today will it delay my period?

My period is due any day now. I stopped taking my birth control for about 6-9 months now. If I take it today will it delay my period?

Probably not: Usually you would start the birth control pill on the sunday following the start of your period. That will give you the best chance to not have bleeding on the first 21 days. If you do another start, like right before your period starts, then you will likely bleed anyway. ...Read more

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Going on vacation in 4 weeks. I am not currently on birth control, but want to take it to delay period until after trip. When should I start the bc?

Going on vacation in 4 weeks. I am not currently on birth control, but want to take it to delay period until after trip. When should I start the bc?

Cycle control: If its for cycle control, the issue is not stopping the period and stay on active pills continuously for as long as you want or when you get back from the trip. For cycle control you can do this anytime but it may not protect you as a contraceptive. For contraceptive protection you need to start the sunday of the week of your period, and then stay on them to be protected. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills delay your period?

Can birth control pills delay your period?

Birth control: Birth control pills change when you have your period. There is usually seven pills at the end of each pack during which you have your period. ...Read more

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Can doubling birth control pills delay your period?

Not really: On bcps you don't have periods; you have withdrawal bleeding at the end of the pack and breakthrough bleeding while taking the pill. Breakthrough bleeding can be helped by doubling your pill. ...Read more

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